01.02.2021 / by Pieter Verstraete

SERVAL INSIGHTS: Our latest thoughts on China-EU business & investment and how to capitalize on the opportunities

Our latest thoughts on China-EU business & investment and how to capitalize on the opportunities This is the first edition of my…

22.09.2020 / by Pieter Verstraete

Returning to China in times of corona: “One step out of my hotel room and my quarantine counter goes back to zero”​ Knack

Pieter Verstraete published his book Forging Smart Deals with China in 2019.  In this column for the Belgian political and business news…

09.08.2020 / by Pieter Verstraete

“Brussels should be a safe haven for tech firms caught in a geopolitical storm” Knack

Pieter Verstraete published his book Forging Smart Deals with China in 2019. He shares his views on how  Brussels needs to be…

30.07.2020 / by Pieter Verstraete

“We still do not understand the forces at play in China” Knack

Pieter Verstraete published his book Forging Smart Deals with China in 2019. He shares his views on the increasing political tension between…

09.06.2020 / by Pieter Verstraete

“Europe risks sliding into geopolitical irrelevance when it blocks partnerships with Chinese firms” Knack

Pieter Verstraete published his book Forging Smart Deals with China in 2019. He shares his views on global trade and investments and…

20.04.2020 / by Pieter Verstraete

“China can deliver quality, but finding the right protective equipment during a global pandemic is not as easy at all’ Knack

Pieter Verstraete published his book Forging Smart Deals with China in 2019. He shares his views on the controversy regarding buying Chinese…

14.02.2020 / by Pieter Verstraete

“Why China’s economy will revive swiftly after the Covid outbreak” De Morgen

Pieter Verstraete published his book Forging Smart Deals with China in 2019. He shares his views on economic relaunch plan after the…

02.01.2020 / by Pieter Verstraete

Sinologist and consultant Pieter Verstraete: “China offers business opportunities which can’t be found in the West anymore” Trends Magazine

Pieter Verstraete published his book Forging Smart Deals with China in 2019. He shares his views on business opportunities in China during…

02.12.2019 / by Pieter Verstraete

Pieter Verstraete in financial newspaper ‘De Tijd’: “Our China paranoia is blinding us”

China reporting in Belgium always seems to swing wildly between two extremes: embarrassing naiveté or hot-headed paranoia.  This is the English translation…

01.12.2019 / by Pieter Verstraete

“On building pragmatic business relations with China” Bloovi business magazine

Pieter Verstraete published his book Forging Smart Deals with China in 2019. He shares his views on how  to set pragmatic business…

30.07.2019 / by Pieter Verstraete

China’s IPOs; The New Normal

Last week was a remarkable moment for China’s domestic stock market with the launch of its STAR market exchange. This index is…

21.07.2019 / by Pieter Verstraete

Belgium’s Healthcare Startup and Scale-up Landscape 2019

Serval Management & Consulting provides European medical companies with access to the Chinese market and capital. We decided to make an overview…

09.03.2019 / by Pieter Verstraete

How Chinese Investors Can Invest In Overseas Assets

China’s wealth-management industry is the fastest-growing in the world and had a combined value of USD22 trillion in 2017, up 100 percent…

07.02.2019 / by Pieter Verstraete

Chinese IPOs in Hong Kong – Latest Trends And Future Developments

Last year has been a rather turbulent for listed Chinese companies as well as for those aiming to get listed on a…

04.12.2018 / by Pieter Verstraete

An introduction to China’s Venture Capital Industry – Characteristics and latest developments

The US venture capital industry has for decades taken the lead worldwide and is well-understood.